Life Science Fast Track 2016

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Overview

Thursday, February 25, 2016 9:00 am – 4:30pm
Nutter McClennen & Fish LLP 
155 Seaport Boulevard, Boston, MA 02210

Building on the success of The Capital Network’s annual Fast Track Boot Camp for Entrepreneurs, Life Science Fast Track is an intensive, interactive full-day seminar designed to provide entrepreneurs, physicians and innovators an in-depth understanding of what it takes to raise early stage capital specifically for life science startups.

You will spend the day learning from and interacting with New England’s leading life science investors, entrepreneurs, and early-stage experts through workshops, panels and discussions. You will leave the Life Science Fast Track with concrete materials and knowledge that will help you move your company forward through the various stages of the fundraising process.

“The TCN life science fast track is one of the best crash courses for startups I’ve been to. It hits on all the key areas start ups need to know with related content and speakers. Whether you are a first-time entrepreneur or experienced in the field, it’s a great way to gain actionable knowledge and a way to stay up on some of the latest trends. You are sure to get value like I did – I went through the Fast Track myself, and I am excited for the opportunity to share my experience with a new set of entrepreneurs.” – Brian Mullen, Therapeutic Systems LLC

Students – apply to come for FREE! A limited number of scholarships are available to full-time students through  StayinMA 

Please note that TCN events are open to entrepreneurs and investors only, or approved guests of TCN. Service providers of any type must join TCN as a Sponsor. Email team@thecapitalnetwork.org for details.

Agenda

Thursday, February 25, 2016 9:15 am – 4:30pm
Nutter McClennen & Fish LLP 
155 Seaport Boulevard, Boston, MA 02210

9:00 Registration

9:15 – 9:30 Introductions & Breakfast – (Mentor Lunch Sign-up)

9:30 – 10:30 Startup Story: Wellable interviewed by Adam Ghander

Get a peek into what the trajectory of a successful Life Science Startup looks like. Told from the perspective of Founder & CEO Nick Patel & Chief Medical Officer Shaan Gandhi, learn from Wellable’s journey from idea to company.

10:30 – 11:30 Money & Metrics: Understanding your Stage and What it Means for Fundraising with Alice Nichols & Michelle Basil

Using Scoring Sheets & Lean Canvas methods, you will be able to walk away with a clear picture of what pieces are missing in your company structure to maximize your fundraising prospects.

11:45 – 12:45 Negotiations and Term Sheets – an Entrepreneur Perspective with Will Bernat (Nutter) & Mark Maalouf  (Gecko Health Innovations)

Hear from an experienced entrepreneur on the funding process from start to finish. What was it like to negotiate terms? What should you be willing to give and take? What would he have done differently if he were to do it all over again?

12:45 – 1:45 – Mentor Lunch – (see Faculty & Advisor page for list of mentors)

1:45 – 2:45 Pitching the Plan with Jeremy Halpern & Chris Stepanian (Windgap Medical)

You never get a second chance at a first impression. Early-stage ventures seeking investment need to know how to target, locate, approach, and close with venture capitalists, angels, and strategic investors. Hear first-hand a successful pitch from an entrepreneur who has closed a funding round (or two) and how the company’s pitch evolved over time.

3:00 – 4:00 Industry Deep Dives

Get the inside scoop on what the investment landscape is for life science companies. You’ll have the opportunity to have your questions answered by leading experts in each of these categories:

  • Regulatory Discussion
  • Reimbursement Discussion
  • Healthcare IT/Digital Health
  • Working with Hospitals
  • Product Development Roadmap

4:00 – 4:30 Networking

Please note that TCN events are open to entrepreneurs and investors only, or approved guests of TCN. Service providers of any type must join TCN as a Sponsor. Emailmeredith@thecapitalnetwork.org for details.

Faculty & Advisors

The Capital Network has assembled a world-class faculty to lead the Life Science Fast Track, and experienced mentors with entrepreneurial and early-stage investing background to provide added guidance to attendees.

9:30 – 10:30am – STARTUP STORY: Wellable

Nick Patel
Nick Patel
Founder & CEO
Wellable
Shaan Gandhi
Shaan Gandhi
Chief Medical Officer at Wellable &
Resident Physician at MGH
adam ghander
Adam Ghander
Partner
Nutter McClennen & Fish

10:30 – 11:30 MONEY & METRICS: Understanding your Stage and What it Means for Fundraising

Alice Nichols
Alice Nichols
Principal
Integrated Strategies International
michelle basil
Michelle Basil
Partner
Nutter McClennan & Fish
Monika Weber
Monika Weber
F
ounder
Fluid Screen

11:45 – 12:45 NEGOTIATIONS & TERM SHEETS – an Entrepreneur and Investor Perspective with Will Bernat & Mark MAalouf of Gecko Health Innovations

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Will Bernat
Partner
Nutter McClennen & Fish LLP
Mark Maalouf
Mark Maalouf
Founder, CTO
Gecko Health Innovations

MENTOR LUNCH: 12:45 – 1:45pm

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Matt Murphy
Innovation Lead
Boston Children’s Hospital
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Jason Haffler
Senior Director of Investments
Sanofi-Genzyme BioVentures
Lauren Celano
Lauren Celano
CEO
Propel Careers
Gail Hoffman
Gail Hoffman
Angel Investor
Golden Seeds
Brian Mullen
Brian Mullen
Innovation Strategy Manager
Brigham and Women’s Hospital
David Voorhes
David Voorhes
Angel Investor
Launchpad Venture Group
Jean Marie Vallet
Jean-Marie Vallet
Life Sciences Entrepreneur & Investor
OGenX, Innovate-America
Steven Saunders
Steven Saunders
Angel Investor
Launchpad Venture Group
Jill Wittels
Jill Wittels
CEO Mentor, Angel Investor
Launchpad Venture Group
Tetyana Astashkina
Tetyana Astashkina
Early Stage Financing & Business Development, Astia
don freeman
Don Freeman
Director at Respiratory Motion, Design Medical & Theratorr Medical
Pallavi Menon
Pallavi Menon
Associate
Healthbox
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Vinit Nijhawan
Entrepreneur, VC, Academic
BU, MATTO & NAI
Dimitri Racklin
Dimitri Racklin
Launchpad Venture Group
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Camilla Bennet
Angel Investor
Golden Seeds

david potter
David Potter
Senior Vice President
Business Strategy Group LLC
Win Burke
Win Burke
CEO
iGetBetter
mory bahar
Mory Bahar
CEO
Personal Remedies
Jennifer Schwall
Jennifer Schwall
Executive Director
Cherrystone Angel Group
Guy Shechter
Guy Shechter
Innovation Strategy & Portfolio Management at Philips
Arnie Scott
Arnie Scott
Vice Chairman
First Commons Bank
Randall Barko
Randall Barko
CEO
Ximedica
Kent Bennet
Kent Bennet
Venture Capital Investor
Bessemer Venture Capital
MIrena Bagur
Mirena Bagur
Founder
The CONTeXO Group
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Jim Woodward

Angel Investor &
Serial Entrepreneur
Lydia Schroter
Angel Investor
Cherrystone Angel Group

Blaine Carroll
V.P. of Strategic Initiatives
Delta Dental of Rhode Island
Jon Dodd
Jon Dodd
Angel Investor
Cherrystone Angel Group
Paul Hartung
Paul Hartung
Board Member
Medical Development Group of Boston

 

1:45 – 2:45 PITCHING THE PLAN with Jeremy Halpern & Windgap Medical’s Chris Stepanian

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Jeremy Halpern
Partner & Director of Business Development
Nutter, McClennen & Fish LLP
Chris Stepanian
Chris Stepanian
President & CEO
WindGap Medical

3:00 – 4:00pm 5 Deep Dives : Choose Your Preferred Topic

1 – Working with Hospitals: Troy Keyser & Brian Mullen


Troy Keyser
Health Information Technology Manager at Partners HealthCare Innovation
Brian Mullen
Brian Mullen
Innovation Strategy Manager, Brigham Innovation Hub at Brigham and Women’s Hospital

2 – Healthcare IT/Digital Health: Vandna Mittal & Adam Landman


Vandna Mittal
Product Manager, Innovation Program at Boston Children’s Hospital
Adam Landman
Adam Landman
CMIO for Health Innovation and Integration at Brigham and Women’s Hospital

3 – Reimbursement Discussion: Jo-Ellen Slurzberg

Jo-Ellen Slurzberg
Jo-Ellen Slurzberg
Reimbursement Consultant, VP, Global Health Policy, JR Associates

4 – Regulatory Discussion: Leslie Williams & Jenny Freeman

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Leslie J Williams
President & CEO
ImmusanT, Inc.
Jenny Freeman
Jenny Freeman
MD & CEO
Respiratory Motion

5 – Product Development Roadmap Discussion with Aidan Petrie

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Aidan Petrie
Chief Innovation Officer
Ximedica

Please note that TCN events are open to entrepreneurs and investors only, or approved guests of TCN. Service providers of any type must join TCN as a Sponsor. Email meredith@thecapitalnetwork.org for details.

 

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